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Thread #77771   Message #1392676
Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Jan-05 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Well, Jerry, I didn't mean to drag the discussion over to the issue of abortion. My point is that on such issues, those of the ideological right AND of the ideological left see only two answers to any question - their answer, and the wrong answer. Jim Tailor gave proof to that, I think. He spat out all the standard responses that the demogogues have fed to him.

I think abortion is wrong - but I also think it is wrong to try to control it by legislating it away. That answer makes me a pariah among both liberals and conservatives.

Why is it that we have to be so exclusionary, that we have to pigeonhole everyone and demonized people who don't think exactly like we do?

How can we ever accomplish anything together, if we can't tolerate anybody but our own clones?

-Joe Offer-